Pearls: headache.

  title={Pearls: headache.},
  author={David W Dodick},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={30 1},
Distinguishing primary headache from secondary headache is the first objective of every new clinical encounter with a patient complaining of headache. The history is king in headache medicine-90% of patients presenting with headache have a primary headache disorder and the examination is normal. The history must be elicited because patients will not always volunteer seminal information. A standard series of questions must be asked of each patient to guide an appropriate diagnostic evaluation… CONTINUE READING